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AUST – The ABCB has issued The Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement , Automatic fire suppression systems for covered balconies in residential buildings.

AUST – The ABCB has issued The Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement , Automatic fire suppression systems for covered balconies in residential buildings. This Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the problem of fire occurring on balconies of residential buildings over 25 metres in effective height. Click here to download the full PDF  

Occupancy Permits do not Confirm Regulatory Compliance

VIC - The recent changes to the Building Act 1993 that commenced on 1 July 2016 now requires owners to be more aware of building work activities on their property. Owners need to ensure building permits are in place and that the closure of any building work is achieved by the issue of either an occupancy permit (OP) or a certificate of final inspection (CFI). Click here to get a better understanding of the required Permits  

AS1851-2012 Cost Savings and Potential Pitfalls

VIC - Managers should make themselves aware of recent changes to the Building Regulations 2006 (May 2016) that allow the adoption of AS1851-2012 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment. Managers need to acquaint themselves with the new process and other factors when changing over a building’s nominated Essential Safety Measure (ESM) maintenance regime to the AS1851-2012 standard. Click here to get an understanding of the recent changes to AS2851-2012  

NSW – Proposed reforms to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 have been developed in response to the statutory review of the Building Professionals Act 2005.

Proposed changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 in relation to provisions for fire safety in the design, construction and approval of new buildings and building work. Please click here for a full understanding of the report. The document should be read in conjunction with the draft regulation. Comments are invited on the draft regulation until 31 January 2017.